Demonstrating the integration of off-the-shelf digital technologies with a manufacturing execution system for Project RAID
White Paper - By the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
PROJECT RAID (Reconfigurable Assembly Integrated Demonstrator) is the name given to a demonstration project under development within the Integrated Manufacturing Group at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre throughout 2017/2018, aiming to demonstrate the value and accessibility to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of digital, ’Industry 4.0’ ready technologies.
The results from this work package of the project would benefit organisations already using a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in a largely manual capacity (e.g. entering data manually using Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) or screens on the shop floor) or smaller organisations that have already adopted low-cost digital technologies and are looking to implement a system similar to MES